Protected Land is owned by Linden Lab and maintained for use by all Residents. Though it may or may not contain roads, it provides a right of way through any given region. It is usually lightly developed, aiding overall region performance by not using land capacity or script resources. Protected land cannot be altered or sold to Residents.
Submit a support ticket detailing the issue. Please include the specific location, region name and X,Y location so that we can investigate your claim.
Empty land is usually a full region slated to be established as protected land. If you are concerned about the status of a plot named "Empty," please submit detailed information in a support ticket.
"Protected land" is an example of deprecated terminology.
The Linden Department of Public Works continues to expand geographical features with the same mission of creating and preserving "natural beauty." For more information, see the Department of Public Works blog.